If you are a parent, the end of the summer holidays can be something to look forward to. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep the children entertained during the school holidays, and parents can feel slightly drained at the end of summer. Going on holiday can be expensive, but even a staycation has its costs, especially in London. The constant battling with “I’m bored!” moaning from the children can dampen the holiday mood. The thought that the children are going back to school can be a relief.
During the holidays the children may have been going to bed later, giving the adults less time to wind down in the evening. While it’s great to spend quality time together, being the disciplinarian (and also the cook, cleaner and driver) can rob parents of their energy as they juggle so many roles. The lack of routine can disrupt both the children’s and the parents’ well-being, for example meals can be more indulgent, or everybody inevitably spends more time watching a screen. This can affect the quality of your sleep.
We must also remember that children may have been experiencing stress during the school year (according to the Office of National Statistics, 1 in 10 children in the UK suffer from some form of anxiety). On top of being good parents, adults also need to act as counsellors or at least offer emotional support to their children.
Once the kids are back at school, parents go back to their busy routines. Why not fit a massage appointment in your diary? You deserve it.
A Massage for Stressed-out Parents
Parents work hard, both in the office and at home. Quiet downtime may seem impossible sometimes, but it’s necessary to decompress after a long day, slow down and prepare yourself for sleep in the evening to feel rested the following day. The best way to carve out some me-time is to book a massage.
If you have just come back from a beach holiday, you can still feel like you’re on a break with an indulgent aromatherapy massage, to bring back memories of your dreamy holiday location. The essential oils will help to uplift your mood.
If you went on holiday at the beginning of summer and you have been back at work for a while, you might need a deep tissue massage or traditional Thai massage to release the muscles in your neck, back and shoulders. Traditional Thai massage combines pressure points with gentle stretching, resulting in a sense of rejuvenation and relaxation.
Contact Thai Kosai to book your massage appointment.